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Obama Joker Poster Starts Outrage, Bush Joker Poster Not So Much
Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-3-09 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/03/2009 7:49:00 PM PDT by Justaham

Not surprisingly, the Obama Joker Poster reported by NewsBusters Saturday is already drawing some outrage.

According to a television station where the posters have been spotted, "Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous."

Yet, when Vanity Fair's Politics & Power blog published a somewhat similar visual representation of George W. Bush last July, nobody seemed to complain. In fact, throughout the Bush years, demeaning drawings of the President and Vice President Dick Cheney were quite commonplace.

But, according to KTLA.com, depicting Barack Obama in unflattering terms is a no no (h/t Sonny Bunch via Jonah Goldberg):

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bush; doublestandard; hypocrisy; joker; jokerposter; obama; poster
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1 posted on 08/03/2009 7:49:02 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

These clowns are begging me to produce the most demeaning anti Obozo stuff I can think of. I feel inspired.


2 posted on 08/03/2009 7:51:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Justaham

Suck it up Earl O’ Fairey.


3 posted on 08/03/2009 7:51:12 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: Justaham
Thou shall not commit blasphemy against The Øne.
4 posted on 08/03/2009 7:52:11 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Justaham

I KNOW OUTRAGE...I KNOW RAGE

5 posted on 08/03/2009 7:52:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Justaham

Remember the “Chalk-bot” they use in the Tour de France to write messages on the roadway? A person could have a lot of fun with something like that ;-)


6 posted on 08/03/2009 7:54:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Justaham

The Joker image fits him perfectly.

I don’t even want to see another pic of him without his make up on, lest we forget who we are dealing with.

If it makes some people mad, tough.


7 posted on 08/03/2009 7:54:22 PM PDT by chris37
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To: cripplecreek

Have at it CC. I’m dying to see what you come up with!
But, better hurry...ObOzO might be walking the plank pretty soon! (well, one can hope...)


8 posted on 08/03/2009 7:54:30 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: Jeff Head

He’s half white anyway. I don’t see the problem. We’re just giving him half the grief the libs gave Bush. And nobody knows if a lib made the photo or not.


9 posted on 08/03/2009 7:55:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Justaham

10 posted on 08/03/2009 7:55:32 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Only dead fish go with the flow...)
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To: cripplecreek

These clowns are begging me to produce the most demeaning anti Obozo stuff I can think of. I feel inspired.
________________________________________________________

As they say in the ‘interbutts’...”Dooooo eeeeeeeeeeet!”

;-)


11 posted on 08/03/2009 7:56:52 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Justaham

Turnabout is fair play.

Good for the goose, good for the gander.

You reap what you sow.

Pot, kettle, black.

Etc..


12 posted on 08/03/2009 7:57:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: cripplecreek

13 posted on 08/03/2009 7:58:31 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: cripplecreek

Go for it!!!


14 posted on 08/03/2009 7:59:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: bigbob

Bob, you have a GREAT point! GET CREATIVE, PEEPS!

I’m ‘series’, here.

The world is your lobster. ;-)

Think of ways to get the ‘message’ out.

I have a couple of ideas. PM me (whether you think they’re silly or not....don’t care).


15 posted on 08/03/2009 8:00:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Justaham

I think the proper tagline for this piece of art is “Why so socialist?”


16 posted on 08/03/2009 8:03:19 PM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: DCPatriot
OMG! That's what his ears will look like in the not so near future.

We have a section in the Sunday papers where they feature anniversary's. If there is a before and now picture the ears on the guys are really big. It's true that your ears, nose and toes don't stop growing. If Obozo lives long enough he might have ears like that!

17 posted on 08/03/2009 8:04:09 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Hessian

18 posted on 08/03/2009 8:05:00 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Justaham; All

What a coincidence!

Attacking Bush is acceptable, and excused by using the First Amendment.

But attacking Obama in the exact same way is unacceptable, and politically mean spirited and dangerous.

And in the same token, attacking Christianity is acceptable, and explained away as free speech.

But attacking Islam is unacceptable, and an outrage worthy of death!

Curious how everything Obama says and does seems to closely resemble the idiology and behavior of Muslim extremists!


19 posted on 08/03/2009 8:06:37 PM PDT by airborne (Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions! PITTSBURGH PENGUINS RULE!!!)
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To: Justaham

“Yet, when Vanity Fair’s Politics & Power blog published a somewhat similar visual representation of George W. Bush last July, nobody seemed to complain. In fact, throughout the Bush years, demeaning drawings of the President and Vice President Dick Cheney were quite commonplace.”

never mind the pictures they drew of Condi Rice....


20 posted on 08/03/2009 8:06:59 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Yardstick

Yep... How quickly the State-Run Media seem to forget... Bush as the Joker, Bush as Hitler, Bush as the devil, Cheney as Darth Vader, the Gingrich who stole Christmas (an oldie but goodie!)...oh, and let’s all be post-racial, right, and conveniently forget the depictions of Condaleeza Rice as Aunt Jemimah or even a monkey!
Oh, poor Obama! He’s treated so badly! It’s all racist, doncha know!!!!


21 posted on 08/03/2009 8:10:01 PM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: Justaham

They probably just want to know who is doing this so they can invite him to the WH for a beer or something. /s


22 posted on 08/03/2009 8:10:47 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: God luvs America

“never mind the pictures they drew of Condi Rice....”

Exactly. I want to be the first to say that the obvious resemblance of Michelle 0bama to various great apes should be completely off limits!


23 posted on 08/03/2009 8:12:49 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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24 posted on 08/03/2009 8:13:22 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
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To: potlatch

you forgot the teleprompters


25 posted on 08/03/2009 8:17:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jeff Head

Oh this is sooooooo delicious, just like old times.
I think I’m getting inspired once again.


26 posted on 08/03/2009 8:19:20 PM PDT by MassExodus (Photoshop is mightier than the pen)
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To: RummyChick

Lol, they’re stuck in another animation right now!!


27 posted on 08/03/2009 8:20:00 PM PDT by potlatch ( There is no education in the second kick of a mule.)
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To: GSP.FAN
For comparison purposes:


28 posted on 08/03/2009 8:24:59 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Justaham
"Mean spirited". LOL! That's rich. What the left and the media did to GW was atrocious, and Dear Leader can't take a frikkin cartoon????

Cry Baby in Chief.

29 posted on 08/03/2009 8:27:15 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("The rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office". ~Andrew Jackson)
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To: cripplecreek

“These clowns are begging me to produce the most demeaning anti Obozo stuff I can think of. I feel inspired.”

When you do, please post here on this forum!


30 posted on 08/03/2009 8:29:25 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: GSP.FAN

Al Jolson inside out...


31 posted on 08/03/2009 8:32:48 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Justaham

32 posted on 08/03/2009 8:34:28 PM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: Yardstick

“...Good for the goose, good for the gander...”

Barney F volunteering to goose the gander?


33 posted on 08/03/2009 8:34:37 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

well ya know that the muslims cant take a cartoon either....


34 posted on 08/03/2009 8:52:12 PM PDT by Beamreach (what is truth, Jesus Christ is truth, and truth shall set you free!!)
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To: Jeff Head

Boy, that is great.


35 posted on 08/03/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Beamreach
It's just impossible for me to imagine BHO as a "Commander" and the nation's chief law enforcement officer.

He has none of the qualities necessar to be either.

36 posted on 08/03/2009 9:02:22 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("The rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office". ~Andrew Jackson)
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To: frankenMonkey; windcliff

LOL!


37 posted on 08/03/2009 9:20:56 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Justaham
"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama." http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-obama-posters,0,940643.story What are they gonna do. Arrest them?
38 posted on 08/03/2009 10:47:00 PM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: Justaham; All
 
39 posted on 08/04/2009 2:06:11 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: backhoe

BTTT


40 posted on 08/04/2009 3:42:40 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Selmore

Exactly! If the person who did those posters does come forward, they deserve whatever they get for being stupid.

To whoever you are, just sit back and enjoy the attention your creation is garnering. They don’t want to ask why you did it, they want to arrest you for vandalism or whatever other charges they can manufacture.


41 posted on 08/04/2009 6:52:00 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: cripplecreek

As do I, the double standard is unpalatable.


42 posted on 08/04/2009 6:58:13 AM PDT by stevejwn (Right to Life, Librety and the 2nd Amendemnt)
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To: frankenMonkey; jimrob; MountainFlower; Squantos; neverdem

Can someone produce an image along this story line

Gippetto(This is a dark Gipetto)...Ayers

Goes to Africa to cut down a tree.
Floats it home.

He makes a puppet pinocchi-Obama, but with the Joker face.

And his nose keeps growing at the campaign promises that are revealed as lies during his time in office Office.

An evil gimeni cricket would be prof. gates.

Press secretary Gibbs could be Tinkerbell.


43 posted on 08/04/2009 10:25:27 AM PDT by fishhound (I was born here in America.)
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To: Jeff Head; DCPatriot

ping

see 43


44 posted on 08/04/2009 10:29:10 AM PDT by fishhound (I was born here in America.)
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To: fishhound

45 posted on 08/04/2009 10:34:05 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Justaham

“A lot of people are getting their noses out of joint about a poster popping up around Los Angeles comparing President Barack Obama to the Joker. Frankly, I don’t get it.“One embraces terrorists and madmen, is dedicated to anarchy and the destruction of capitalist society, and sends the population fleeing in horror from his creations.

The other is a fictional character played by the late Heath Ledger.”


46 posted on 08/04/2009 1:17:06 PM PDT by Shaka
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To: GSP.FAN

Dear gawd I love it so.


47 posted on 08/04/2009 2:02:14 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Halgr; Tatze; redgolum
When did political cartoons become illegal?
Something hidden in the stimulus bill?
48 posted on 08/04/2009 2:07:07 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Political cartoons are NOT illegal. Posting them around town MAY be. Just like the spray paint behind the posters on that bridge support, the law may consider the signs as graffiti.

Put me on the jury however, and I say NOT GUILT!


49 posted on 08/04/2009 2:26:53 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Tatze

Were there ever any articles complaining about Bush cartoons or caricatures?


50 posted on 08/04/2009 2:29:29 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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